My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. Hosea 4:6
I think that pretty much sums things up today. There was a time in which our brethren had a reputation of knowing their Bibles. Not so today. A lack of knowledge has caused many to be tossed to and fro by every form of strange doctrine (Eph 4:14), and think and go beyond what is written (1 Cor 4:6). A lack of knowledge has caused many to be unable test the spirits to see if they are of God (1 John 4:1), and has led them to fellowship false teachers and partake in their wickedness (2 John 1:10-11). A lack of knowledge has led many to be arrogant in their ignorance (1 Cor 4:17-21).
But all is not lost. There is a remnant, and that remnant is working hard. I am encouraged by finding these brethren through the Internet who are holding firm to the faith. Moving forward, we must study and learn God’s word inside and out so once again it can be said that we know our Bibles. And we must teach the whole council of God so that the sayings of Hosea will not be true of our future generations.